How to Play Undead in Warcraft 3 Reforged

In this guide, we will cover all aspects of the Undead faction including the best heroes, pros and cons of this faction, basically teaching you How to Play Undead in Warcraft 3 Reforged.

The Undead army, also known as the Scourge consists of thousands of walking corpses, disembodied spirits, damned mortal men and insidious extra-dimensional entities.

Swelled the ranks of the already considerable Scourge, the Undead employ necromantic magics and the elemental powers of the cold north against their enemies.

How to Play Undead in Warcraft 3 Reforged

The Undead harvest resources with two units: Acolytes mine gold, and Ghouls harvest lumber. In order to mine gold, Acolytes must first summon a Haunted Gold Mine over an existing mine.

Then, up to five Acolytes may gather around the Haunted Gold Mine and begin adding gold to your reserves, without having to carry it back to the Necropolis. Ghouls will deposit lumber at your Necropolis or Graveyard.

Ghouls carry 20 Lumber without having to research any upgrades which is more than any other starting workers.

Most Undead buildings must be summoned on the Blight, a corrupting influence that turns the land under an Undead settlement to rotted soil.

Only two buildings can be summoned on normal land: the Necropolis and a Haunted Gold Mine.

Once completed, these buildings generate a radius of Blight, upon which subsequent Undead buildings can be summoned. Each additional building you summon extends the radius of Blight further.


Summoned Buildings
The Undead do not build structures, but instead summon them into being. Once an Acolyte is told to build a building, it begins the summoning spell, and the building gradually appears.

During this time, the Acolyte can return to its duties, since it does not need to stay with a building while it is being summoned.

The Undead can also Unsummon their buildings and recoup a percentage of the gold and lumber cost originally used to summon the building.

In addition to gold and lumber, the Undead Scourge harvest corpses as a tertiary resource. Corpses are not used for purchasing units or raising buildings, but instead are used to fuel some of the powers of the Undead.

The Necromancer unit uses corpses to create Skeleton Warriors, while the Ghoul and Abomination consume corpses to rapidly restore health.

Corpses disappear over time, but the Undead can store and create them in their Meat Wagon units, where they will not decay and can be unloaded for use when the need arises.

The Undead faction can have very tough defenses thanks to Their Spirit Towers and Nerubian Towers with Fortified Armor that can also be repaired during battle.

Burrow/Stone Form
Crypt Fiends can burrow under the ground making them invisible to the enemy and gaining increased health regeneration. Stone Form can be used to regenerate Gargoyles.

Undead can bring Obsidian Statues with them to regenerate their hit points and mana.


Haunted Mines
Early expansion of a Haunted Mine can be easily attacked and destroyed by the enemies in Warcraft 3 Reforged.

Very Weak Early
Early on, Undead units are weak to rushing enemy players in WC3 Reforged.

Best Undead Heroes

We have listed the Undead faction heroes from best to worst on the basis of their overall stats below. You obviously can’t play Undead in Warcraft 3 Reforged without mastering their Hero units.

Death Knight is the top Undead faction hero thanks to having heals from Death Coil and the other Death Pact. If that wasn’t enough his 3rd ability is an aura that grants Movement Speed and Life Regeneration.

Death Knight

  • Damage: 49-59
  • Armor: 7
  • Strength: 47
  • Agility: 25
  • Intelligence: 33
  • HP: 1275
  • Mana: 495


  • Damage: 52-58
  • Armor: 5
  • Strength: 33
  • Agility: 23
  • Intelligence: 50
  • HP: 925
  • Mana: 750

Crypt Lord

  • Damage: 56-62
  • Armor: 5
  • Strength: 54
  • Agility: 24
  • Intelligence: 28
  • HP: 1375
  • Mana: 420


  • Damage: 37-59
  • Armor: 9
  • Strength: 40
  • Agility: 35
  • Intelligence: 34
  • HP: 1100
  • Mana: 510

Undead Units

The following list contains all the units available in the Undead faction, their cost and the time required to create one specific unit.


  • Level: 1
  • Gold: 75
  • Food: 1
  • Build Time: 15s


  • Level: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Build Time: 15s


  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 120
  • Food: 2
  • Build Time: 18s

Meat Wagon

  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 230
  • Lumber: 50
  • Food: 4
  • Build Time: 36s


  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 145
  • Lumber: 20
  • Food: 2
  • Build Time: 24s

Obsidian Statue

  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 200
  • Lumber: 35
  • Food: 3
  • Build Time: 35s


  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 155
  • Lumber: 30
  • Food: 2
  • Build Time: 35s


  • Level: 2
  • Gold: 155
  • Lumber: 30
  • Food: 2
  • Build Time: 28s

Crypt Fiend

  • Level: 3
  • Gold: 215
  • Lumber: 40
  • Food: 3
  • Build Time: 30s


  • Level: 4
  • Gold: 240
  • Lumber: 70
  • Food: 4
  • Build Time: 40s

Frost Wyrm

  • Level: 6
  • Gold: 385
  • Lumber: 120
  • Food: 7
  • Build Time: 65s

Buildings and Upgrades

This list consists of different WC3 Undead faction buildings, their gold and lumber costs and how much time they require to build completely.

Altar of Darkness

  • Gold: 180
  • Lumber: 50
  • Build Time: 60s

Black Citadel

  • Gold: 870
  • Lumber: 440
  • Build Time: 140s


  • Gold: 175
  • Lumber: 200
  • Build Time: 70s


  • Gold: 200
  • Lumber: 50
  • Build Time: 60s


  • Gold: 215
  • Build Time: 80s

Halls of the Dead

  • Gold: 545
  • Lumber: 210
  • Build Time: 140s

Haunted Gold Mine

  • Gold: 225
  • Lumber: 210
  • Build Time: 100s


  • Gold: 225
  • Build Time: 90s

Nerubian Tower

  • Gold: 250
  • Lumber: 70
  • Build Time: 30s

Sacrificial Pit

  • Gold: 75
  • Lumber: 150
  • Build Time: 45s


  • Gold: 140
  • Lumber: 135
  • Build Time: 60s

Spirit Tower

  • Gold: 295
  • Lumber: 90
  • Build Time: 35s

Temple of the Damned

  • Gold: 155
  • Lumber: 140
  • Build Time: 60s

Tomb of Relics

  • Gold: 130
  • Lumber: 30
  • Build Time: 60s


  • Gold: 150
  • Lumber: 50
  • Build Time: 50s

In the above list some Undead Faction in WC3 Reforged buildings require a building to be present to be built. We have listed them below:

  • Spirit Tower Requires: Graveyard
  • Temple of the Damned Requires: Graveyard, Halls of the Dead
  • Slaughter House Requires: Halls of the Dead
  • Sacrificial Pit Requires: Halls of the Dead
  • Boneyard Requires: Black Citadel


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